FORCE WEST - I'LL WALK IN THE RAIN



FORCE WEST -  "I'll Walk In The Rain" / "What's It To Be" (CBS 3632) August 1968

This Bristol based group released several singles during the 1960s on various labels including Decca, Columbia and CBS but somehow failed to achieve any success beyond their home areas. Despite this lack of Chart entries they're certainly an outfit that deserves attention and hopefully I'll add more of their discs to my collection in the future.

"I'll Walk In The Rain" has a huge sound, like a combination of The Bee Gees with The Flowerpot Men. It's lovely orchestrated pop with sort of West Coast style harmonies. An ideal sound for the radio back in the Summer of 1968 but it didn't click and become successful. I've created a YouTube video and it's the first time it's been uploaded!

Force West had a one-off CBS single calling themselves The Oscar Bicycle. By the end of the 60s they were known as The Shakane.




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  1. Hi!

    Just "found" your Blog. Looks great & LUV musical selections! Please, is it at all possible to download the music you're sharing? Just wondering.... & hoping.

    Cheers!
    Ciao! For now.
    rntcj

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    1. No, not downloadable...just information and stuff like that

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  2. Hi, you uploaded I'll Walk in rhe Rain and Desolation singles by Bristol group Force West to Youtube but neither seem to be available now. Could you upload them again please? Thanks.

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    1. I recently had two copyright strikes from Sundazed. One more within the next three months and my YouTube account will be deleted. So to be on the safe side I've made all my videos private but from mid January 2018 will make them all public again.

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